TRUAGH TOG OUT AT CROKE PARK SUNDAY ONE STEP SHORT OF THEIR ULTIMATE GOAL

7 February 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

All-Ireland Club Final

Truagh can become the second Monaghan club to win the AIB All-Ireland Intermediate Football Championship and the first since Inniskeen in 2006 when they contest Sunday’s final at Croke Park. by COLM SHALVEY

iltane from Mayo are the team standing between Truagh and another piece of history in what looks to be a finely-balanced AIB All-Ireland Intermediate Football Club Championship Final at Croke Park this Sunday.

Truagh, who were relegated in 2012 after spending four consecutive years in senior football, were immediately installed as favourites to bounce back, but after a rampant start to their league campaign, they suffered a setback when losing their championship opener against Donaghmoyne.

Comfortable wins over Corduff, Drumhowan and Clones got Truagh back on the right road, however, and they overcame a strong challenge from Currin at the semi-final stage to reach the decider against north-Monaghan rivals Tyholland. Another close encounter followed, but Truagh again did enough to win their second county IFC title.

Truagh moved up through the gears for their Ulster title bid, which started with a convincing win over Drumgath from Down. Brian Rafferty’s side turned on the style in the semi-final against Derry outfit Foreglen and the provincial final saw them produce another fine display to see off Eskra of Tyrone.

Truagh looked to be cruising in their All-Ireland semi-final against Louth and Leinster champions Geraldines when they led by seven points ten minutes into the second …

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